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Independent Publishing

How We Work
Lantern Independent Publishing is an award-winning, spoken-word production company and audiobook publisher. We offer a full range of audio production and distribution services and can handle the most complex productions.

We provide:

  • State-of-the art, fully equipped recording facilities.
  • Experienced staff of technical and creative professionals.
  • Diverse, high-quality talent pool.
  • Quick turnaround time. A thorough quality-control process.


Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Lantern has relationships with studios, agents, and talent in NY, LA, and almost everywhere else. We’re sensitive to tight budgets and deadlines, and we approach each project with an unparalleled dedication to quality.

In more than 10 years in the industry we've worked with many of the largest audio publishers, including Hachette, Penguin Random House, Harper-Collins, Macmillan, Dreamscape, Recorded Books, and Audible.com.
As an independent producer, publisher and distributor, we understand every aspect of the audiobook market. We know that if you want your audiobook to find success, you need a great narrator and you need to make an amazing recording. Or even simpler, click below to start working with Lantern.
I Want to Create an Audiobook
With our audio professionals in casting, engineering and production, we make a good audiobook great from start to finish. Our casting director finds you the ideal narrator for your audiobook and our production team manages your project with the highest-quality production standards to deliver perfection to listeners' ears across the globe.

I Have an Audiobook That I Want to Distribute
Grow your audiobook’s revenue stream by utilizing our Worldwide Distribution Network. You’ll reach listeners across the globe in the retail, library and school marketplaces. You’ll receive 80% of the royalties received, quarterly royalty payments and giveaway codes to get reviews and to help you get the word out about your audiobook.

Our Partners

Ebook & Print Services
ALLi
Lantern is a Partner Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors. Alli is is a non-profit professional association for authors who self-publish. They offer connection and collaboration, advice and education, advocacy and representation to writers who want to self-publish well. Their motto: Working together to help each other.
Kobo Writing Life
Do you have a story to tell? Are you an author with a bestseller just waiting to be discovered? Want to reach out to millions of readers in over 190 countries? Do you own the digital rights to your work? Then have we got the tool for you! Kobo Writing Life is the one-stop, do-it-yourself publishing portal.
IngramSpark
Your creative genius has already done all the hard work; let IngramSpark take care of the rest. We offer the same products and services enjoyed by big-time publishers—superb quality and industry connections backed by decades of experience—all made easily accessible to the indie-publishing community from one simple-to-use platform.You can use this widget to input text into the page.
Reedsy
Want to work with George R.R. Martin's editor? Or Stephen King's designer? Reedsy has sourced the very best editorial, design and PR talent in the publishing industry and made it available for authors. Every professional on our marketplace has worked in, with or for a traditional publishing house and specializes on specific genres. This allows us to offer something you won't get anywhere else: a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Our simple interface allows you to compare quotes and samples to find the best possible partners for your manuscript, and our collaborative tools then help you save time working with them. Sign up through this link to get a $25 discount on your first collaboration!
Thomson-Shore
Thomson-Shore is an employee-owned soft bound - case bound book manufacturer with products that will get you from manuscript to reader. There are lots of options to suit your printing and binding needs, offered in quantities of 1 to 50,000 or more. We know how important your titles are, and our employee owners are dedicated to exceeding your expectation in quality and in service.
Mill City Press
Self-publishing your book is a big deal. That’s why every indie author who works with us gets a bookstore-quality book—because you deserve the same caliber of design, editing, marketing, and distribution that big-time authors get. We make that happen with an expert publishing team.

Editing
ExpressEdit
The first 15 pages of the early draft of every manuscript are full of small and big problems – and they're all fixable!! When the first pages are perfect, the trajectory of a book can be lifted to a new level, while putting your work in the best possible light to a new reader. Maybe you aren’t ready to commit to a full edit. ExpressEdit will provide you with an in-depth edit of your first 15 pages, with detailed notes, corrections and suggestions. I will address plot trajectory and pace, voice and setting, and more, and provide a brief summary of additional thoughts for you. My goal is to help you be a better writer.

Marketing
Jane Friedman
Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She is the co-founder and editor of The Hot Sheet, the essential newsletter on the publishing industry for authors. She also has a book forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press, The Business of Being a Writer (2017).
BookBub
BookBub is a free service that helps millions of readers discover great deals on acclaimed ebooks while providing publishers and authors with a way to drive sales and find new fans. 
The Reading Room
The Reading Room connects books with people. We make discovering books entertaining, informative and socially engaging. And, most importantly believe that the best recommendations come from people you know and trust.
Audiobook Boom!
Audiobook Boom is the best way to give away your ACX codes to interested listeners. Every Tuesday morning, an email goes out to a couple thousand eager audiobook listeners. They express an interest in your book and you gift it to them or send them one of your ACX codes.

Cover Design
AcePub
Acepub offers a multitude of eBook creation services, including cover design. Buyers have thousands of books to choose from, and working with a trained designer to create a compelling cover can help authors cut through the clutter to find their audiences.

Copyright
Digi-Rights
Digi-Rights offers authors and publishers copyright registration, assessments, permissions acquisition, copyright clearance and rights sublicensing services. A copyright provides protection against illegal copying, theft or plagiarism of precious work.

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